Issue No.212 // 06 October 2009
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Fosters and FXFowle win WAN Awards Urban Design Sector

WAN Sector Awards find the best of built and unbuilt design

After the largest submissions in any single category of the WAN AWARDS so far, the winning projects in the Urban Sector are Beijing International Airport by Foster and Partners and Nordhavnen City Regeneration masterplan by FXFowle. The two projects in the built and unbuilt genres staved off competition from over 100 other projects to win the prestigious award. Michael Hammond, WAN Editorial Director and WAN AWARDS 09 judge, discusses how the decisions were met: The judges faced a daunting task to extract a short list of six projects from the impressive array of entries from both leading practices and smaller, relatively unknown firms alike. The Urban Design “umbrella”......more

Populous prove Olympic pulling power
2014 Winter Olympic stadium awarded to the international firm: Populous has announced that it has been selected by the State Corporation ‘Olympstroy’ to design the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic......more

St Veit greets the vibrant Blumenhalle
Multifunctional events space arrives in Austrian city: On the outskirts of St Veit and just minutes from Klagenfurt airport, the Blumenhalle is a flexible and versatile venue offering a total floor space of 2000 sq m and......more

The world's first +energy office
Elithis Tower sets the sustainable example in Dijon: The Elithis Tower, designed and constructed as the world's most environmentally sound building, has been revealed in Dijon, France. Touted as the first positive energy office structure, the......more

The inner sanctum
Morphosis' interior design of Cooper Union building revealed: In June this year WAN brought you the first look at the exterior of Thom Mayne's spectacularly individual Cooper Union building in New York ahead of its official completion. Now that the hub for future......more

Culture arrives in Carlow
The sleepy Irish town begins its architectural legacy: More renowned for its cathedral, markets and manor houses, the Irish town Carlow has entered a new cultural era with the completion of VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & the George......more

A century in the making
Riverwalk completion in Chicago ties up 100 years of plans: Both as the hometown of America's man of the moment, President Obama and as the US offering city for the Olympics, the Windy City of Chicago has been in the spotlight of late. But despite failing......more

from around the world
Will Alsop bypasses retirement to head new RMJM flagship office
RIO: Olympic city
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